With freezing winter weather cracking open UK roads becoming a yearly phenomenon, it might be useful to know which cars are best able to deal with potholes next time you sign up for an auto finance deal.
Thanks to Warranty Direct we now have access to that information. The company has scoured its repairs database and come up with a list of the worst - and best -cars when it comes to dealing with potholes.
By studying the number of suspension-related claims resulting from potholed roads, the company was able to determine that Hondas are tops when it comes to sailing over potholes.
On the other hand the worst possible car to drive when you are living in a country where there are a lot of potholes in the roads is a Chrysler.
Only 1.4% of the total number of Hondas covered by the company's warranty packages ever suffer suspension damage related to potholes. Chryslers, on the other hand, cope very badly with potholed roads: nearly one in ten of them end up with broken suspension or similar damage. Toyota and Hyundai take the number two and three positions on the list after Honda.
If one takes into account that the average repair bill after such an incident is close to £309 and that some of these claims approach £2,500 it is understandable that Warranty Direct would be interested in analysing the related statistics.
A company spokesperson, Duncan Mclure Fisher, said "As councils struggle to solve the pothole problem, consumers can at least be smart about their vehicle of choice."
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